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City to launch ‘Made in Baltimore’ business certification

Local artisans and entrepreneurs soon will be able to brag more boldly about the origin of their products.As early as next month, Baltimore City’s Department of Planning will begin certifying “Made in Baltimore” businesses —  companies that make products in the city and local stores that sell them. Certified companies will be allowed to display a “Made in Baltimore” seal on their products, websites and store windows.

“Baltimore is not the first city to do this, but we need it here,” said Andy Cook, Made in Baltimore’s program coordinator.

The program’s goal is to boost small, local businesses by encouraging people to buy from them and increase the number of living-wage jobs available, he said.

Read the full article from The Baltimore Sun.

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